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by Archaeology Newsroom

Are quivers for bows and arrows a Scythian or a Macedonian invention?

Gorytos is the name for a case for bows and arrows carried by warriors on horseback. This case was made either of wood or of leather and was gold plated. Four such quivers have been found in Southern Russia and were considered as a typically Scythian piece of armour until in 1977 the Vergina quiver was brought to light. Chemical analysis of the metalwork will prove whether or not this case for bows and arrows was manufactured in a Greek workshop or not.